Locals top Ultimate Mountain Challenge podium

13th June, 2016 by

By John LaConte

VAIL — The Ultimate Mountain Challenge tests endurance athletes in trail running, mountain biking, road biking and kayaking. But in all of the years the competition has been a part of the Mountain Games, only one man has won. The true ultimate mountain challenge has become the act of trying to beat Eagle-Vail’s Josiah Middaugh in the Ultimate Mountain Challenge. And what a challenge it is. John O’Neill and Ryan Petry, of Boulder, gave it a shot this year and couldn’t get there. “Each individual event is so stacked with talent,”Middaugh said, “It’s humbling to really get worked by some …

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